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Wednesday 3rd November 2004

This Week In Doctor Who - November 3, 2004
(posted 3rd Nov 2004, 5:45am - TWIDW post #0258)
THIS WEEK IN DOCTOR WHO - November 3, 2004
by Benjamin F. Elliott
Vol 7, No 44
A certain alien character, whose presence in the new Doctor Who TV
series has been heavily advertised in the press, had its first
publicity photos this week in the British media. If you want to see
what the creature will look like, visit the new series news page on - two nice photos there right now. If
you don't know which creature this is, it's the one who the Doctor
Who series lost the rights to in negotiations, only to get the
rights to use after all a month later. That page also provides some
rumors as to what said creature may be doing in the series. If you
don't want to know who this creature is, don't click on that link.
Don't expect any cameo appearances by Tom Baker, Peter Davison,
Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, or Paul McGann. Russell T. Davies is
quoted in the UK Teletext and the Daily Mail saying that cameo
appearances could distract viewers and won't be happening.
The Starz! movie channel suite in the US has
announced when the 1996 Doctor Who Movie will air in December. After
several turns on (Encore) Mystery, Doctor Who is moving to the youth
oriented WAM! Channel, with a couple more appearances on MoviePlex.
The schedule:
Late Sunday December 5 2:29AM EST East Feed / PST West Feed
Monday December 6 12:00PM EST East Feed / PST West Feed
Tuesday December 14 12:00PM EST East Feed / PST West Feed
Wednesday December 15 8:00AM EST East Feed / PST West Feed
Late Saturday December 25 2:20AM EST East Feed / PST West Feed
Sunday December 26 9:45AM EST East Feed / PST West Feed
Late Sunday December 5 3:29AM EST East Feed / PST West Feed
Sunday December 26 10:45AM EST East Feed / PST West Feed
Corrections and updates are always welcome at thisweekindoctorwho- , bfelliott@... , TWIDW on AOL IM ,
and thebfe on Yahoo Messenger. Here are the listings:
Doctor: Christopher Eccleston
Rose Tyler: Billie Piper
Mickey Smith: Noel Clarke
Jackie Tyler: Camille Coduri
Written by: Russell T. Davies (8 episodes), Steven Moffatt (2
episodes), Paul Cornell (1 episode), Rob Shearman (1 episode), Mark
Gattiss (1 episode)
Original Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Premieres: 2005 (date TBA)
Total episodes for first series: 13
45 minute episodes
First broadcaster - BBC One
Overseas Sales
1) CBC Canada
Tie-In Series - Doctor Who Confidential - weekly on BBC Three right
after each episode's premiere on BBC One.


Shada - starring Paul McGann and Lalla Ward. Remake of the classic
unfinished Douglas Adams story. 6 episodes long.
"The Scream Of The Shalka" - starring Richard E. Grant as The
Doctor. 6 episode story. The Shalka prepare to conquer the Earth
from below. Unfortunately for them, the Doctor is back.
"Real Time" - starring Colin Baker and the Cybermen. 6 episode
illustrated audio tale. The Doctor and Evelyn Smythe research a
temple that has been yanking scientists out of time. The secrets of
the temple threaten the future and past of two species.
American Who
Current Episode:
Interview with Peter Purves as he reflects on Doctor Who, Blue
Peter, and Dogs. Part 1 of 2.
Future Episodes:
11/6 (tentative) - Peter Purves, part 2, plus Joey's thoughts on
meeting up with the 2004 Sci-Fi Sea Cruise in Houston.
11/24 - Tom Baker (audio from 1983 KTEH 54 Special)
12/11 - Barry Letts (encore broadcast)
Sci-Fi Overdrive
on Business Talk Network
Saturday 8-11PM EDT (5-8PM PDT) (repeat of
previous week's episode, online audio stream)
Late Sun/Early Mon 2-5AM EDT (11PM-2AM PDT, 7-10AM BST, 4-7PM AEST)
Live Stream
Exact schedule unknown at publication time. Tentative: Hour 1 - News
& Comment. Hour 2 - TBA. Hour 3 - (devoted to Doctor Who content -
it's November).
(All times 1 hour later on UKTV Gold + 1)
Saturday 7-8AM BST The Trial Of A Time Lord movie, pt 4 of 4 (The Ultimate Foe)
Series 23, Episodes 13 through 14. Doctor: Colin Baker. The Master makes a surprise appearance at the Trial, providing evidence that could break down Time Lord civilization. The 6th Doctor, Mel, and Sabalom Glitz face the machinations of a foe that may be a friend and the Valeyard, who's definitely a foe.
Sunday 7-8:40AM GMT Time and the Rani movie
Series 24, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy. An unexpected regeneration and a healthy dose of medication leave the Doctor as an amnesiac, manipulated by the Rani to help with an experiment to alter the order of creation.
Thursday 6:04PM Genesis of the Daleks pt 4 of 6
Monday 6:04PM Genesis of the Daleks pt 5 of 6
Tuesday 6:04PM Genesis of the Daleks pt 6 of 6

Series 12, Episodes 14 through 16. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Davros hopes to manipulate the 4th Doctor to learn why the Daleks fail in the future. The possibility exists that the Daleks may emerge more powerful than ever, messing up the time line. Of course the time line is in danger anyway - the Doctor's mission may require eliminating the Daleks from all of history.
Wednesday 6:04PM Revenge of the Cybermen pt 1 of 4
Series 12, Episode 17. Doctor: Tom Baker.
Returning to Nerva, the 4th Doctor, Sarah, and Harry find a ship full of dead bodies, suffering from a mysterious "plague" that the Doctor fears may be man-made.
BBC Kids
7 Days A Week 2AM EST (11PM PST) - 2 episodes weekdays, full stories weekends
Wednesday Castrovalva pts 3+4 of 4
Series 19, Episodes 3 through 4. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The 5th Doctor recuperates in Castrovalva, but the city of peace gives him a sense of unease. Some math in the city does not add up. And where is Adric?
Thursday Four To Doomsday pts 1+2 of 4
Friday Four To Doomsday pts 3+4 of 4

Series 19, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Monarch and the Urbankans are returning to Earth hoping to live there. They say they come in peace. Adric believes them. Tegan does not. Nyssa is non-committal. And the 5th Doctor is curious what humans who have met the Urbankans before have to say. Hmm.
Saturday The Leisure Hive all 4 pts
Series 18, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The 4th Doctor's relentless search for a vacation short circuits K9 and brings the TARDIS to a barren world where the survivors of a nuclear war pursue a new form of science. A science intended for peace that could wind up used for a new war. The 4th Doctor has his first horrific encounter with some gray hair. If you keep an eye on the stories after this, his hair is ever so slowly turning gray.
Sunday Meglos all 4 pts
Series 18, Episodes 5 through 8. Doctor: Tom Baker.
K9 is still suffering the ill effects of a prior vacation quest. The 4th Doctor finds himself trapped in time when the being known as Meglos decides to do a little piracy. Secrets will be betrayed. Innocents will suffer. And one robotic dog's tail will be wagged to the point of collapse.
Monday Kinda pts 1+2 of 4
Tuesday Kinda pts 3+4 of 4

Series 19, Episodes 9 through 12. Doctor: Peter Davison.
Peaceful natives. Intruding colonists. Same old story. But there's kinda a twist. An evil intelligence is at work on the planet. It's hurting the colonists. It's taking over Tegan. And the natives know its secrets. It's a dangerous time for the 5th Doctor ... kinda.
NHPTV New Hampshire
analog 11, 49, 52
digital 11-2 (57-2), 49-2 (48-2), 52-2 (49-2)
Boston DirecTV 11,955
Boston Dish 11,8781
NHPTV drops Doctor Who on November 13 after 24 years. No episode this week. The Hand Of Fear concludes November 13 at 11PM.
WYBE Philadelphia, PA
analog 35
digital 35-1 (34-1)
Philadelphia DirecTV 35,909
Philadelphia Dish 35,8162
Saturday 11PM EST The Happiness Patrol pt 3 of 3
Series 25, Episode 7. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
The 7th Doctor and Ace set out to make a corrupt government very unhappy.
Saturday 11:30PM EST Silver Nemesis pt 1 of 3
Series 25, Episode 8. Doctor: Sylvester McCoy.
Every 25 years, a comet orbits the Earth, bringing portents of doom and horror. The last time it visited Earth, an epic sci-fi series began. This time, the comet's coming in for a landing. And Britain will become a battleground as a result.
MPT Maryland
analog 22, 67, 31, 28, 62, 36
digital 22-2 (42-2), 67-2 (29-2), 31-2 (44-2), 28-2 (56-2), 62-2 (28-2), 54
DC/Hagerstown, Baltimore DirecTV 22,980
Baltimore Dish 22,8736
Saturday Midnight-1:32AM EST Spearhead From Space movie
Series 7, Episodes 1 through 4. Doctor: Jon Pertwee.
The first color story. Meteors and a Police Telephone Box land in rural England, leading Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart to expect an incoming alien invasion and the return of the Doctor. But he is unprepared when the man claiming to be the Doctor is a complete stranger.
WCET Cincinnati, OH
analog 48
digital 48-2 (34-2)
Cincinnati DirecTV 48,909
Cincinnati Dish 48,8356
Saturday 11PM EST Terror of the Autons eps 1+2 of 4
Series 8, Episodes 1 through 2. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. The Master, an old rival of the Doctor, comes to Earth in hopes of taking over the planet. Something to do while waiting for his work visa to be approved.
WILL Urbana, IL
analog 12
digital 9 - not on air
Champaign DirecTV 12
Champaign Dish 12,7407
Saturday 11:40PM CST Snakedance pt 2 of 4
Series 20, Episode 6. Doctor: Peter Davison.
The 5th Doctor and Nyssa get a tour of the Manussian jail system.
analog 11, 32, 27, 12, 21, 24, 32, 36, 36
digital 11-2 (50-2), 32-2 (35-2), 27-2 (28-2), 45, 25, 18, 33, 35, 34
Des Moines DirecTV 11,474
Des Moines Dish 11,9116
Cedar Rapids DirecTV 12
Cedar Rapids Dish 12,9161
Omaha DirecTV 32
Omaha Dish 32,9146
Sioux City Dish 27,7195
Quad Cities DirecTV 36 (coming 11/9/2004)
Quad Cities Dish 36,7607 (not yet available)
Saturday 11:35PM CST Logopolis pts 1+2 of 4
Series 18, Episodes 25 through 26. Doctor: Tom Baker.
The 4th Doctor senses the icy hand of death closing in around his throat. The Master uses his somewhat warmer hand to bring death as well.
KUED/KUEW-DT/KUES-DT Salt Lake City/St. George/Richfield, UT
analog 7
digital 7-1 (42-1), 18-1, 19-1
Salt Lake City DirecTV 7,982
Salt Lake City Dish 7,8536
Saturday 11:30PM MST Warriors' Gate pt 4 of 4
Series 18, Episode 20. Doctor: Tom Baker. 50% of the TARDIS crew will leave for good before the 4th Doctor finishes dealing with Tharills and Dwarf Star Alloy.
KBTC/KCKA Tacoma/Centralia, WA
analog 28,15
digital 28-1 (27-1), 15-1 (19-1)
Seattle DirecTV 28,910
Seattle Dish 28,8620
Saturday 7PM + 12:30AM PST The Curse of Peladon eps 1+2 of 4
Series 9, Episodes 5 through 6. Doctor: Jon Pertwee. Skipping The Day Of The Daleks due to unavailability, KBTC skips to this tale of political intrigue, Ice Warriors, and a King romancing a Jo Grant.
KTEH/KCAH San Jose/Watsonville, CA
analog 54,25
digital 54-1 (50-1), 58
San Francisco DirecTV 54,903
San Francisco Dish 54,8234
Monterey Dish 25,9190
Late Saturday 12:26AM PST Interview With Patrick Troughton
KTEH encores an interview they did with Patrick Troughton, the 2nd Doctor.
Thanks for reading. Until next week, take care.
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